XP Install Build - Recommendations Needed Install XP with Specific Security Settings on Different Hardware
Posted 27 December 2011 - 11:02 PM
- Build a baseline system with applications, security settings, etc.
- Use tools and processes to create an installation CD/DVD with drivers for the 5 models of laptops
- Install on laptops
I'm looking for recommendations that I have not considered. So far, I've considered Sysprep and nLite and ruled out imaging because I don't have the expensive versions that support disparate hardware.
Open to ideas and suggestions. Thanks,
Posted 28 December 2011 - 11:41 AM
learning the joys of sysprep is a good start. Next i would determine what imaging solution (wim, ghost, etc...), and what PE environment you would like to deploy from.
There is plenty of help here.
Posted 28 December 2011 - 02:10 PM
What about imaging solutions that have a restore to any hardware functionality? Are they worth investigation?
Posted 28 December 2011 - 02:58 PM
Any search that involves keywords of "unattended , XP , drivers" will yield many results.
imaging solution factors for me are: cost, ability to service the image, how the image will be deployed...
and i misspoke, 'imagex' would be the solution whereas '.wim' would be the end product. This has limitations with XP that you should google for a good 30 minutes if you are leaning in its direction because of the $0.00 aspect.
This post has been edited by iamtheky: 28 December 2011 - 02:59 PM
Posted 29 December 2011 - 06:49 AM
As indicated already: not required at 5 similar machines.
Which machines do you use?
Can youŽlist processor and chipset?
The last years multi-core chipset are used. Kernel and hal is not a big matter anymore.
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